Visions and Aims
Banks St Stephen’s CE Primary School Aims and Vision
Our world is increasingly competitive and a place where pupils compete locally, nationally and globally to gain employment. At Banks St Stephen’s CE Primary School we endeavour to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that equips pupils for the world of 21st Century work. We believe in delivering Quality First Teaching to provide all pupils with the very best education. We are investing heavily in ICT, equipping pupils with the skills to become proficient in the digital world in which we live.
We also believe in educating pupils to lead a healthy lifestyle and want our pupils to be as fit and healthy as possible, as a healthy body equals a healthy mind. We are currently using Sports Premium Funding to provide pupils with high quality sports coaching and competition. In addition we want pupils to understand that the world around us is not an infinite resource and we aim to develop an awareness of sustainable living wherever possible. We utilise outdoor learning opportunities to raise pupils’ awareness of our environment and are very proud of our extensive school grounds and the learning opportunities they offer.
Finally, we believe that pupils achieve best when they are nurtured and supported by parents and carers. We passionately believe in the importance of ‘working together’ and we try to involve families in school life wherever possible. In addition to parent information meetings, which we host regularly in order to provide information on how to support your child with their learning, our PTFA, FOSS organise numerous social events for families to engage in school life. We operate an Open Door Policy and pride ourselves in how well we know each and every one of our families. This helps to create a wonderful sense of community at Banks St Stephen’s and makes it a very special place for everyone connected with our school.
We are passionate about our vision and firmly believe it will allow all pupils to develop a confidence and enthusiasm for learning and indeed life – an outlook that will help them to succeed in whatever they choose to do in the future.
At Banks St Stephen’s CE Primary School we will work hard to create: